Impressive particulars include inventive seating. The aft lounge allows guests to face forward while conversing in the cockpit or face aft and enjoy the view astern, but it's the method by which this seating converts to a sun lounge that wows. Instead of cushioned fillers supported by hard-to-stow pillars, just undo the latch and swing the backrest open like the doors of an old West saloon. It's the same arrangement found aboard Sea Ray Yachts, such as the 54 Sundancer I recently tested (July, #2529). This seat's bottom also flips open, revealing one of the 280 Sundeck's massive stowage compartments - I'm talking folding bikes and deck chairs. And like those other hatches, a sturdy strut holds it open so you can gather gear with two hands.